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Want to avoid the flu while flying? Try a window seat

NEW YORK – Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don’t leave it until the flight is over. That’s what some experts have been saying for years, and it’s...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Kristof: A parable of self-destruction

EASTER ISLAND – This remote speck in the South Pacific is famous for its colossal stone statues, nearly 1,000 of them towering over the landscape like guardians. Who built them? How did they get...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Bennet: No, Congress isn’t gutting Dodd-Frank

When I joined the Senate, the United States was losing about 750,000 jobs a month. Because of reckless gambles on Wall Street, our economy reeled from the worst financial crisis since the Great...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Editorial cartoon

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorial Cartoons

Schmeling: Pass SB18-097 concealed hand gun carry

Constitutional carry or jacket tax? As reported by Channel 13 in Colorado Springs on March 8, “A proposal in the Colorado legislature that would allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Illegal trail building a vexing problem for public land managers

People in Durango continue to build illegal trails, and it’s causing an issue for land managers, wildlife officials and trail advocates that can’t rein in the longstanding problem. “We’re not...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Food-safety class to be held April 11

A food-safety class for Colorado cottage food and egg producers will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 11 at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. The La Plata County Extension Office and...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Students: 1 million expected at anti-gun-violence marches

NEW YORK – Students from the Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot last month expect more than 1 million participants in upcoming marches in Washington and elsewhere calling for gun...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Passenger in fatal motorcycle crash expected to recover

A Durango woman who was riding as the passenger on a motorcycle that was involved in a fatal crash Saturday in Bayfield was listed in critical but stable condition Tuesday morning, according to a...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: Mr. Paul Backinger and family were in Durango to arrange for renting their residence in anticipation of a move to Eureka, where they would live for the remainder of the year. 75...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

Durango High School student recognized for STEM passion

Marlee Anderson, a ninth-grade student at Durango High School, was recently nominated by Nobel Prize physics and science winner, John C. Mather to attend the Congress of Future Science and...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former ski patroller shares experience in trauma-filled jobs

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – A career filled with tragedy, trauma and “liquid grief” came with an enormous cost, and it drove Michael Ferrara to consider the most extreme option. “I clear the weapon, hold...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News